Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 28th June 2021

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Microsoft Information Protection

Updates listed under this heading combines the following products: Azure Information Protection, 365 compliance center, Information Protection, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, Microsoft Defender, Microsoft Intune, Office 365 Data Loss Prevention and Security and Compliance center.

  • Launched (12)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (10)


  • Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Policy health check and ability to pause policy – Provide guidance during Communication Compliance policy creation on the settings used and the potential volume of items that will be captured. Roadmap ID: 68687
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Automatic and recommended sensitivity labeling available in Office apps for Government clouds – Automatic and recommended sensitivity labeling, based on content inspection, is natively built into Office apps within Outlook and Word/Excel/PowerPoint applications on Windows (in the Office 365 subscription version of the Office apps) and Office Online. Roadmap ID: 68848
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance Teams conversation context – Provide the ability to retrieve additional conversation context for Microsoft Teams messages that has matched a Communication Compliance policy. Roadmap ID: 68872
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Mandatory Labeling in Office apps – Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) will now respect the Admin policy setting to require users to apply a label to documents and emails on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android (for the Office 365 subscription version of the apps). Roadmap ID: 68873
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information governance – Multi-stage disposition review – This update allows organizations to use a multi-stage disposition process, including multiple stakeholders and reviews before deleting the content. Roadmap ID: 70579
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Data classification analytics for GCC-High and DoD – Data classification capabilities in Microsoft 365 compliance center help you get a holistic understanding of the sensitive data in your digital estate and related user activities. Roadmap ID: 70666
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Mandatory labeling in Office apps for gov clouds – Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) will now respect the Admin policy setting to require users to apply a label to documents and emails on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android (for the Office 365 subscription version of the apps). Roadmap ID: 70789
  • Microsoft Compliance center: Insider Risk Management data appears in Activity Explorer – Activity explorer provides risk investigators and analysts with a comprehensive tool that surfaces detailed information about alerts to enhance the alert triage experience. Roadmap ID: 83952
  • Microsoft Compliance center and Microsoft Teams for Business: Compliance capabilities for card content generated through apps in Teams messages – We are extending Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities to content generated through Teams apps. Roadmap ID: 82992
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match to support Auto-labeling – Organizations will be able to configure new or existing Auto-labeling policies using Exact Data Match (EDM) Sensitive Information Types (SITs), enabling more fine-grained control over which sensitive content gets labeled. Roadmap ID: 81968
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Communication Compliance Sensitive information types per location report –Review and export the sensitive information types detected in all your Microsoft 365 and non-Microsoft communication channels currently scoped into your Communication Compliance policies. Roadmap ID: 81970
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: Endpoint discovery for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint – Endpoint for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint enables organizations to discover and secure unmanaged endpoints. Once discovered integrated workflows can be used to secure the devices using Defender for Endpoint’s threat and vulnerability management, threat detection and automated incident responses capabilities. Roadmap ID: 82001




Release – June 2021

Release – July 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Compliance center: Additional third-party data connectors (Veritas) – Use data connectors to import and archive third-party data from social media platforms, instant messaging platforms, document collaboration platforms and more, to mailboxes in your Microsoft 365 organization where you can then apply various Microsoft 365 compliance solutions to the imported data. This helps you ensure that your organization’s non-Microsoft data is in compliance with the regulations and standards that affect your organization. There are more additional connectors to come from Veritas (formerly Globanet). Roadmap ID: 82038
  • 🆕 Microsoft Compliance center: Communication Compliance policy cloning and consumption visibility – New policy cloning feature helps you easily create similar policies for different audiences but with the same conditions for instance. The new policy consumption visibility will help you manage policies within your tenant. Roadmap ID: 82059
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Advanced Delivery for SecOps Mailboxes and Third-Party Phishing Simulations – Advanced delivery gives admins the ability to configure advanced message delivery for special scenarios, including third-party phishing simulation campaigns and SecOps mailboxes. Roadmap ID: 72207

Release – August 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: Enhanced simulations and location support for auto-labeling in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business – Auto-labeling in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business has been updated with improved performance and ability to configure more locations. The configuration limit of 10 locations in a policy has been removed. Any new simulation will run more efficiently, with results greatly sped up from days to hours. Roadmap ID: 82060

Release – September 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Compliance center: Information Governance: Optimized behavior of deleted files with multiple versions in SharePoint – SharePoint Online items with multiple versions and a retention label now move to the Preservation Hold Library as a single file containing all versions when deleted. Roadmap ID: 82062

Release – November 2021

  • Security and Compliance Center: Advanced eDiscovery Graph APIs – Script common eDiscovery actions using the Microsoft Graph REST APIs. APIs include, but are not limited to: Case, Custodian, Search, Review Set and Export management. Roadmap ID: 63068
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Ability to set a retention period for a Communication Compliance policy – Introducing the ability to define how long content captured by a Communication Compliance policy is retained. Roadmap ID: 68688


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